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Do tax "whiners" understand how marginal tax rates work?

Asked by ETpro (34208 points ) November 21st, 2012

Consider chiropractor, Kristina Collins of McCLean, VA who said that if Obama’s proposed increase in marginal rates on incomes over $250,000 per year passed, she would monitor her income closely and stop working before passing that threshold. That means she either has no idea how marginal tax rates actually work, or she’s insane. In case you don’t know why that is, this article in Slate will explain it. Do you think most of the tax rebels who claim progressive taxes are unfair are like Ms. Collins, unaware of the workings of the system they are criticizing? ow can we educate Americans on the benefits and fairness of progressive taxation?

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